BREAK THROUGH BREAST CANCER
Together, we will revolutionize the way cancer is treated.
Thinking differently is a proven strategy for changing the world. And that is exactly how one doctor and her team of experts have revolutionized the approach to treating breast cancer. Now they need your help to fund the next crucial phase of their research so they can continue giving hope to women who desperately need it.
Dr. Linda Vahdat, and her team have developed a successful method of targeting the biological environment tumors need to grow and spread as opposed to the tumors themselves, rendering those tumors virtually dormant. An approach that has never been tried before and one that has created exciting potential in the fight against breast cancer.
"The effect is similar to having a car just run out of gas.” —Dr. Linda Vahdat
Over the last 12 years, Dr. Vahdat and her team of researchers, both in the laboratory and in the clinic have been working specifically with women diagnosed with high risk for recurrence breast cancer including triple-negative breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is a very hard to treat disease. They have discovered that by depleting excess copper from the body, they are removing necessary elements tumors need to create an environment that promotes their spread to other sites in the body. They believe this renders tumors dormant and makes it possible for patients to live a normal life after standard treatment without fear of their tumors returning.
The initial results from their research and clinical trials have been more than promising. They have shown how this approach could potentially revolutionize the way numerous cancers are treated.
“Waiting for funding to come from big pharma or grants isn’t an option when women who would potentially benefit from our work are dying while we wait.” —Dr. Linda Vahdat
This represents a true potential breakthrough in the fight against this deadly disease and it has been made possible by the generosity of people like you, not from big pharma, which is why we need your help now, more than ever. Your donation will go directly to fund this study and make a real difference in the lives of women battling to continue being wives, mothers, sisters, friends and daughters.
“Our focus is on saving lives and making cancer a manageable, chronic disease—not a fatal one.” —Dr. Linda Vahdat
More and more people are living with disease like HIV and diabetes. With your help, Dr. Vahdat and her team can continue to do the same for breast cancer patients. Breaking Through Breast Cancer needs immediate funding to support a clinical phase II trial for women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). This next trial will build on the success of their previous study by directly comparing patients treated with a copper depletion compound (tetrahiomolybdate—TM) to those being treated with traditional approaches.
“There’s a lot of work to be done and I can’t wait to get started.” —Dr. Linda Vahdat